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In a landmark move for Asian Esports, Global Esports (India’s leading and Asia’s fastest-growing premier Esports organization) has announced strategic ties with Harrisburg University (home to America’s best collegiate Esports team) to bridge the gap between collegiate and pro-Esports across India and the world.

“Global Esports (GE) has been making significant waves in Esports around most of Asia with top tier performance in Overwatch, Fortnite, CSGO, Dota 2 and PUBG. We have been keen to expand our reach to North America for some time now and Harrisburg was a clear choice”, mentions Dr. Rushindra Sinha, Co-Founder of Global Esports. “This is the first time a partnership between a university and an Esports Organization is being forged. We are keen to partner with Harrisburg University as they are the primary disruptors of the educational system in this domain,” he adds.

“This partnership will provide opportunities that will benefit both aspiring Esports athletes and pro players alike,” mentions Chad Smeltz, Director of Esports, Harrisburg University (HU). “It will kick off with Global Esports bringing their Overwatch World Cup Team from India to Harrisburg University’s state-of-the-art practice facilities to boot camp and train before the Tournament,” he adds.

Team India will travel to Harrisburg University before the Overwatch World Cup under the guidance of former professional player Coach Joemeister, who will oversee the development of the team. During their stay, Team India will battle against Harrisburg University’s varsity team, The Storm, in a show match open to the public.GE will be fronting the effort to take Team India to the Overwatch World Cup on the 1st and 2nd of November 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Los Angeles – California.

This partnership marks a one-of-a-kind attempt at bringing Esports to the collegiate sports ecosystem in North America and creates a foundation for further such partnerships in the space.

The partnership will also include an exchange program between HU & GE along with coordinated boot-camps at GE training facilities and weekend game-a-thons at HU. GE will also collaborate with HU to help make their Esports Degree (Faculty, Lectures, Assistance in curriculum, Masterclasses, Workshops) available across India and Asia, followed by collegiate Esport Events / Tournaments hosted for HU across India. GE will also help in the scouting of collegiate level talent for HU across Indian and then, Asia.

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